Built in the port of Saint-Nazaire, Floatgen, France’s first floating wind turbine, has taken a new major step forward. The concrete foundation was floated on 23 August after a construction process which began in the autumn of 2016.
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Friday September 25th, 2020
Cities Are Taking Steps to Become Carbon Neutral
Responsible for 67% of global GHG emissions, cities are on the front line of this challenge. Two high-emissions sectors – transport and construction – are of direct concern to them. What are their margins of manoeuvre and trajectories to become low carbon and carbon neutral? What are the major assets of the local scale?
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(Français) Bouygues Construction dévoile trois projets innovants de bâtiments durables : un bâtiment autonome à Grenoble, un ilot fertile à Paris et un quartier durable à Sevran.
Building and Civil Works generates 250 million tonnes of waste per year. Today, only 40% of this waste is reclaimed, yet the Energy Transition Act imposes a threshold of 70%, to be reached by 2020. Transitioning from a traditional, linear economy toward a circular economy means entirely rethinking how we manage a worksite's materials in order to produce in a more sustainable and sensible way.
Bouygues Bâtiment Ile-de-France, subsidiary of Bouygues Construction, signed a partnership with Les Canaux to design and build a 170-square-meter terrace. Built from reclaimed materials along the Canal de l’Ourcq and beneath the Maison des Canaux, this terrace was drawn up by architect and set designer Myrtille Fakhreddine and urban gardener Cédric Derouin. A temporary space (the Terrace will be taken down on 2 September), built using materials from company building sites and other sources!
On the occasion of the renewal of the partnership for the period 2017-2020, read the interview between Marie-Luce Godinot, Director of Innovation and Sustainable Development at Bouygues Construction, and Marie Christine Korniloff, Deputy Director for Economic Affairs at WWF France.
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